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Ever Want to Sail on the Ocean? Last Seminar

Concluding Winter Sailing Seminar
this Thursday, March 14, 2013
Utah Lake State Park
7-8:30 PM

Roger Bliss will introduce us to the recent commissioning of his two new boats. The Lagoon 560 and the Columbia 32. Just back from the Carribean, Roger will share some of his adventures, including a test drive on a sister ship 560, and his collaboration with the factory, in light of the  recent tragic demise of a Columbia 32 Uncontrollable Urge during the"Islands Race".

Lagoon 560 Interior Shot

Columbia 32

Right after Rogers presentation, Terry Judd from "Get Wet Sailing" will help aquaint us with the upcoming 2013 Utah Summer Games Keelboat Regatta, right here on Utah Lake. Hope you can make it.

There will be some serious door prizes for our last seminar.
We hope you are one of the lucky winners, taking home a:
Thank you to all our great sponsors and supporters for this year's Winter Sailing Seminars:
West Marine, BuoyWeather (Bob Steel), Blue Plate Diner, La Casita Restaurant, Get Wet Sailing, Bintz Restaurant Supply, Milwaulkee Rigging, Nautic Ed, Latitude 38 Sailing Magazine, Utah Lake State Park Rangers, Get Wet Sailing (Terry Judd), UVU Campus Recreation (Clay Chivers) and all you Salty Dawgs who have filled the chairs.

Have you ever wanted to sail on the ocean?
Preparation is the key to a safe and successful experience. Would you know what to do in these situations?
  • If the ship's barometer reads 1016 mbar, what type of weather are you probably experiencing?
  • Name five items of safety equipment that a sea-going sailboat should have that a lake-going sailboat probably would not have. (Or maybe ten)
Bonneville's instructor, Doug Hendricks, will answer these questions and introduce you to some very valuable information that you would need to know for an ocean passage such as:
  • Preparing the boat for an offshore voyage
  • Provisioning for long ocean passages
  • Route planning and weather routing
  • Equipment aboard an offshore passage making vessel
  • Safety at sea
  • Watch scheduling and what happens while off watch
  • Meteorology at sea, including SSB radio WeatherFax reception and interpretation
  • Heavy weather sailing
  • Handling emergencies offshore
  • Fending off space aliens (A possibly useful skill in the Bermuda Triangle)

Offshore Passage Making Class
April 19, 26 & May 3

There are speculative reports that the Columbia 32 that was demolished during the Islands Race off San Clemente, may have experienced rudder failure. Certainly rudder failure is not new to ocean travelers, but if you are interested in sailing the Spanish Main, and want to know how to prepare for losing a rudder, join Doug Hendricks for his Ocean Passage Making class, coming April 19, 26 & May 3. Don't forget, Doug's Celestial Navigation and OPM Class are streamed live through the web, so you can learn right at home on your computer.

Remote Broadcast

An OPM graduate's testimonial:
"I wanted to let you know that because of the great sailing classes that Kym
and I have had through Bonneville Sailing, we are now confident enough to
purchase our own sailboat. We will pick it up in France at the end of the
month, doing an Atlantic crossing, and then improving our skills in the
Caribbean.  Thanks for all you have taught us."
Best wishes with the school this coming year,
Martin and Kym

7 Days Until Spring!
Sign at a local greenhouse:
I can't wait for Spring,
I think I'm going to wet my plants!

For those of you still searching for last weeks question of the week
What is Ambergris?
Click here.

Bonneville School of Sailing

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    •   (801) 636.5204
    •  Utah Lake State Park
       4440 West Center St.
       Provo, Utah 84601
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